Coal

  • Press Releases

    Wind generation’s share of non-coal merchant revenues increased 30% in three years

    The energy transition is having a significant effect on merchant revenues for different generation types across the NEM. Research from Cornwall Insight Australia suggests wind generation captured almost half of the total spot market revenues in New South Wales (NSW) last quarter, accounting for more than gas and hydro’s share...

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    The Guardian | National Grid fires up coal power station for first time in 55 days

    National Grid has fired up a coal-fired power station for the first time in 55 days after Britain’s record-breaking heatwave brought wind turbines to a near-standstill and caused gas-fired power stations to struggle. Gas plants can struggle to produce electricity at normal levels during high temperatures, according to experts at...

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    Renewable energy transition in New South Wales needs to gather pace significantly

    Research from Cornwall Insight Australia highlights that the energy transition in New South Wales (NSW) over the next decade will need to gather pace significantly. The below graph shows that renewables have contributed an average of ~10% of total generation in NSW in the last four years. Over that same...

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    Bloomberg | Britain Goes Record Two Months Without Coal Power Generation

    Britain has gone a record two months without burning coal, the longest the dirtiest fossil fuel hasn’t been used for power since the start of the Industrial Revolution. James Brabben shared his thoughts with Bloomberg on the reason behind this. He explained that the lowest gas prices for a decade...

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    Financial Times | Britain breaks fresh coal power record as renewable use grows

    Our Senior Modeller Tom Edwards was quoted in the Financial Times discussing the growing renewable use in UK seeing it break the coal power record, for the longest period without coal power since the Industrial Revolution Discussing coal plant closures Tom explained that there were non-trivial costs associated with closing...

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    The Times | Brussels airs pollution fears over biomass energy plants

    Conall Bolger Head of Ireland was quoted by The Times discussing the future of coal in Ireland after the European Commission raised concerns about the potential impact on Irish air quality of the government’s plan to meet 2030 climate and renewable energy targets. Conall explained that Moneypoint, a coal-fired plant,...

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    Peat offsets no-coal in Ireland’s drive for greener generation

    According to data supplied by ENTSO-E, Ireland saw a total of 30 days without coal-fired generation on the system. This will aid Ireland’s progress in meeting its green ambitions. However, the latest research from Cornwall Insight Ireland shows that the presence of peat on the system may have offset some...